Don Armstrong

Gordy Anderson

Don Bliss

Jerry Brown

Bud Carroll

Joe Cole

Ned Costa

Mike Del Monaco

Bill Fielding

Ray French

Mike Gauntt

Steve Greene

Walt Henderson

Tom Huffman

Jerry Hollis

Zelner Houchin

Grover Hudgins

Tom Iverson

Bob Jameson

Jim Jeffyres

Phil Johnson

Larry Kahila

Bill Kane

George Kenney

Buddy King

John Kovacs

Bill Krueger

Virgil Lamb

Ed Liptrap

Art McBride

Robert McDonald

Don McKeough

Willie Moore

Bruce Neva

Ray O'Connor

Terry Lee Parker

Randy Plese

Jimmy Pollan

Tom Quinn

Randy Schweitzer

Don Sholett

Sal Sosa

Guy Strang

Stan Streicher

John Swiney

Jerry Terry

Bernard Timmons

Rick Tompkins

Tom Town

Doug Walton

John Wilkofsky

Joe Wolan

Bob Wooldridge

    Gold Star

Donny, Leslie &

Ryan Kidd, Jr.

KIA Family/Son (3)

Shenendoah Doran

KIA Family/Daughter (2)

Tom Pesonen

KIA Family/Nephew (1)


Marilyn Jones

DAT Family/Wife (1)


To add your name to the above lists, click: YES




John Ackelson

Gus Bell

Robert Boswell

Kent During

Harold Hickey

Bobby Horowitz

Bob Mac Glaflin

George Matthews

Leo McHugh

Bob Nelson

Gary O'Leary

Bob Pickard

Tom Roy

Jessie Saldivar

Mike Schmidt

Ed Specht

Bill Wansing

Roger White



Art McBride



VA Benefits Workshop

When: Monday, 6/27.

Time: TBA.

Where: In Jackson Meeting Room.

Purpose: To help you apply for Veterans Benefits such as Service Connected


Details: Workshop


2011 CAPO


We would like to

have all renewals or new memberships to

be paid prior to the 2011 reunion.

CAPO Membership


Helicopter Artwork

by Joe Kline

Your choice of prints. See all of them at: www.joekline.com

3 Special Raffle Drawings!

Tickets: $5 each

There will be a Raffle Prize drawing held at our Ice Breaker Party on Saturday.  Another will be held at our Reunion Luncheon on Tuesday.  A third drawing at the Banquet for a $125 Gift Certificate good for a customized print of your choice.  A total of 3 Joe Kline Aviation Art Gift Certificates will be won at the 2011 Nashville Reunion!  Start buying your Raffle Tickets now.  Just simply mail your money and requests to Ned Costa.  Send what you can, when you can and as often as you can. Your raffle tickets will be waiting for you at the Casper Check-In desk and can only be used for one raffle drawing. You choose and deposit your tickets in either of the three grand raffle prize containers.  You must be present at the drawing to win.

Casper Hanging Stained Glass

(similar to this one)

Special Raffle Drawings!

Tickets: $20 for 20

This very special one of a kind Raffle Prize drawing will be held at our Reunion Meeting & Luncheon on Sunday. You must be present at the drawing to win.

Casper Huey 958 Jump Seat

(original seat from 958)

Special Raffle Drawings!

Tickets: $20 for 20

This is Casper Platoon memorabilia that would look great out on your patio.  The Raffle Prize drawing will be held at our Reunion Meeting & Luncheon on Sunday. You must be present at the drawing to win.


 Mark Your Calendar

Future Reunion Sites

2011 - Nashville

2012 - San Francisco

2013 - Washington, DC

We have provided you plenty of time to mark your calendars and plan for you and your family to attend these reunions or should I say vacations.

    Make Your Plans!  




Casper Platoon

Challenge Coin


If you are interested:

Casper Coin - YES




Casper Platoon Reunion 2011


June 25, 26, 27 & 28



CAPO Celebrates 10 Years in 2011

Casper Aviation Platoon Organization will celebrate it's 10 year anniversary at this reunion!



The DoubleTree Hotel

Nashville Downtown

Centrally located in the heart of Music City USA, this hotel combines traditional Southern charm and contemporary luxury in perfect harmony. Step outside, and you’ll find yourself within mere blocks of the city’s most vibrant restaurants, businesses, and nightlife. By blending a superior location with the the first-class service you expect and deserve, this downtown Nashville hotel provides the ideal setting for the Casper Platoon Reunion 2011.

Special Casper Room Rate: $117 per night.

Reservations: 615-747- 4814    Code: CAV






DoubleTree Hotel Nashville Downtown

315 4th Avenue North ∙ Nashville, Tennessee 37219

Casper Reservation: 615-747-4814  Website

You must call this number and mention the Casper Platoon Reunion.

Please call and book your room today!   Rooms are filling up fast.

From Airport Directions: 10 Miles Nashville International. Take I-40 West toward Memphis. Exit at Church St/Charlotte Ave Exit. Turn right onto Charlotte Avenue. Continue on Charlotte to 4th Avenue. Turn right and go one block. The hotel will be on the right.

Overnight Valet Parking: Special $16 per night for Casper Reunion Guests.

Transportation: Gray Line Downtown Airport Express leaves every 30 minutes from 6am-11pm.

Taxi available 24 hours a day.





Casper Platoon Reunion




Registration Fee and Other Costs

Casper Registration Fee                              

$50 single Casper  or  $75 per family

Reunion Luncheon       Banquet Dinner          $25 per person            $50 per person

Joe Kline Art Raffle      Other Raffles Prizes   $5 per ticket                $20 per 20 tickets

We encourage those who are planning to attend the reunion to please fill-out the online registration form (Register Now) and list everyone in your party that will be attending our event.  Please make your check payable to: CAPO and mail it to Ned Costa.  We would like to have your registration fee and catering meals paid ASAP.  Register Now





Saturday, June 25    Reunion Agenda


12 Noon - 5 pm

Casper Check-In & Hospitality Room / Jackson Room 2nd Floor


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ice Breaker Party / Salon E


Sunday, June 26


11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Casper Luncheon (All Invited) / Salon E


7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Wild Horse Saloon (Optional Event / All Invited) 


(This includes Buffet Dinner, Live Music, Show & Dancing)


9:00 am - 12:00 am

Hospitality Room (Open) / Jackson Meeting Room 2nd Floor


Monday, June 27


8:00 am - 9:30 am

CAPO Business Meeting & Breakfast


(Members Only in Jackson Meeting Room 2nd Floor)


11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Ladies Luncheon (Optional / Gals) / Heritage Hotel


11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Photo (Optional Lunch & Bar) / Guys / Tootsies Orchid Lounge


9:00 am - 12:00 am

Hospitality Room (Open) / Jackson Meeting Room 2nd Floor 


Tuesday, June 28


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tour of Tennessee State Capital / (All Invited)


5:30 pm - 12:00 am

Casper Banquet Dinner & Dance / Cumberland South


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hospitality Room (Open) / Jackson Meeting Room


Wednesday, June 29


11:00 pm

Hotel Check-Out




Optional Event Prices

Wild Horse Saloon                                 Ladies Luncheon          Men's Breakfast 

Dinner, Live Music, Show & Dancing       Menu Selection           CAPO Business Meeting

$38 per person                                                 $30 per person            $7 per person


The Wildhorse Saloon

The Wildhorse Saloon is a three-level historic warehouse turned into a 66,000 square foot live music and dance destination.

This should be a lot of fun.  Most will walk the few blocks to the event but POVs will be available to those that can't walk. Dinner buffet, Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken, Wild Horse Baked Beans, Vegetables, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Rolls and Cornbread, Fruit Cobbler, Coffee and Iced Tea.  There will be a live country show and dancing.  We are to be seated right up front on one side of the dance floor.  There will be line dancing lessons as well.

This is an optional event for your entire family to enjoy. If you would like to attend this event, please let us know now for advance planning purposes.  Contact Art McBride: Wildhorse Saloon - YES

The cost per person for this exciting night out is $38 per person.  Please print and fill out the reservation form and mail it along with your check to Ned Costa: Wildhorse Reservation


Capitol Grille Ladies Luncheon

The Capitol Grille is a well celebrated and award-winning venue located in the historic Hermitage Hotel. Superbly appointed in an understated style of traditional elegance, the hotel's restaurant has hosted some of America's most noted individuals. Now it's our Casper Ladies turn.

The meal selections are TBA.

The Capitol Grille Restaurant is located only two blocks from the DoubleTree Hotel. 

Contact Art McBride: Ladies Luncheon - YES  

The cost per person for this most enjoyable luncheon is $30 per person.  Please print and fill out the reservation form and mail it along with your check to Ned Costa: Ladies Luncheon Reservation


Tootsies Orchid Lounge

Man, don't let this name fool you!  There is a lot of music history here folks and best of all, this is where we plan to take our traditional "Jacket" photo.

The photo will be taken on Monday while the ladies are at their luncheon.  Please bring your Casper leather flight jacket for this photo.  Art McBride will post all of the details at the hotel.  Bring some cash.  I hear the beer is cold and the food is good.

Art has also made the arrangements to hang our 2011 photo in the lounge.


Special Slide Show Presentation

CAPO "The First 10 Years"

This DVD presentation will be seen at the Reunion Luncheon on Sunday, June 26.

« Casper Aviation Platoon Organization will soon be celebrating it's "10th Anniversary" at our 2011 reunion.  It is hard to believe that we formed this group only nine years ago and have provided so many Caspers with the means and opportunity to reunite once again.  Who would have ever thought some 40+ years ago that any of us would have the means to communicate with each other by using the technology of today.

We decided to keep CAPO simple and to make it a place that members would be proud of and could hang their hat. Many Caspers and their families have successfully met each year and have enjoyed nine very awesome reunions.  This camaraderie has also helped to create several other great Casper get-togethers & mini-reunions during this time.

To celebrate our first 10 years, we will present this upbeat and uplifting presentation showing reunion photo memories of everyone who has ever attended any of the past 9 reunions.  It is great to see everyone again, especially the Caspers who have not been to a reunion in recent years and to remember those who have passed since then.


Tennessee Capital Building Tour - Information "Under Construction" Check back soon.





Reunion Meals at the Hotel

The DoubleTree Hotel Nashville Downtown is well known for their dedicated Culinary Staff.  Keeping with Casper tradition, an outstanding meal has been selected for our Sunday Luncheon.  At our Tuesday evening Banquet and Dance,  you will be able to select from Beef, Chicken or Salmon Dinner -- Everyone's invited!


Ice Breaker Reception Cash Bar, Hot & Cold Snacks.

Luncheon: Cash Bar, Lunch Buffet with Fried Chicken, Southern Fried Catfish, Cole Slaw, Green Beans, Wild Rice Pilaf, Rolls, Fruit Cobbler, Coffee and Tea ($25 per person).

Banquet: Cash Bar, Dinner Buffet: Green Salad with two Dressings, Sliced Roast Beef with Au Jus, Chicken Quattro Formagio (Sautéed Chicken Breast topped with a melted blend of Parmesan, Asiago, Mozzarella and Smoked Gouda Cheeses and served w/Mushroom Veloute Sauce),  Salmon, Roasted Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes, Rolls, and Alternative Desserts of Red Velvet Cake and Gramma's Apple Spice Cake, Coffee and Iced Tea  ($50 per person).

Men's Breakfast & Business Meeting: Hot Continental Breakfast consisting of Pastries, Hot Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Fruit, Coffee and one Juice ($7 per person).



Guest Speaker information will be available soon!




Casper Aviation Platoon  

Reunion Shirt (100% Embroidered)

Casper Shirts are available in all men & lady sizes!    

Shirt with front left 173d Airborne/Casper image only:

$32/each (sizes: S - XXL)   $34/each (size: XXXL).

Add the "Optional Image" on the back for: $13/each.



All Shirts are to be ordered directly through Art McBride.

ORDER FORM: Casper Camp Shirt (Print & mail your order form with check to Art).

Please do not add the cost of your shirts to any of your "CAPO" Reunion checks. If you have any questions, please email Art McBride at:  Casper921@BellSouth.net










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